So! Since I've moved here, my skin has changed drastically. Growing up in Houston, I had way too oily skin. I used a lot of powder to make it look matte, which always went to waste in an hour in Houston humidity. Living here is a much different story. Since the weather is extremely dry, my skin seems to have had a complete turn-around. I still have a little bit of oil, but now my skin is extremely dehydrated. My skin tone became very blotchy and dull. And the most annoying part was that my foundation and powder that I've always used seemed to rebel against staying on my face. It seemed to, for lack of a better word, "puddle up" on my face and easily wipe off. It never absorbed.
So I started moisturizing morning and night, something I should have always done probably, and I switched to a different foundation and stopped wearing powder since I don't have near the problem with oil.
I still was not happy and I began my search for a good moisturizer and foundation combination. I tried switching to Mary Kay and a couple other drug store brands but nothing really "stuck" to my face.
So I went back to Clinique (I think I'll always love them the best) and was happy to see that they came out with several new moisturizers and a new foundation!
Clinique Turnaround Overnight Moisturizer
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Clinique Stay-Matte Oil Free Makeup
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This is Clinique's new foundation that they just came out with. When I originally switched over to a new foundation, I switched to their then-new Even Better Makeup. Turns out its not better, because apparently a lot of people have had the same problem as me with it not "sticking" to their skin. After I used all of that, I switched to Mary Kay and found that to not be as good of quality. (I do like Mary Kay, just wasn't a fan of their foundation.) When I told the Clinique lady my complaints, she said this will be perfect for me. And it really has! It stays all day long and really does leave my face looking matted. I got their powder at the time, which I use on top, but I would be okay with just the makeup. It just feels like good quality makeup.
So there are the two products that I have been really happy with lately. I haven't branched out to other department store makeup counters much because I've always, with the exception of the Even Better makeup, been really happy with Clinique. Like any other girl, though, I have gone through all of the drug store brands and always regret buying it, again with the exception of my Oil of Olay day moisturizer.